‘Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you.’ Psalm 55:22 KJV
First, you must learn how to carry your own burden. Second, you must be able to help those who are weak to carry theirs. Third, you must learn to give your burden to the Lord. ‘Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you.’ Sounds easy, but it’s not, because: (1) If you’re self-centred, you will think only about your own personal wants, needs and plans. (2) If you’re a self-starter and self-motivator, you will struggle with the humility required to get down on your knees and say, ‘Lord, I need You; before I make a move I need to know You are with me’. (3) If you’re self-sufficient, you will wait until your knees are buckling and your back is breaking, then send an SOS up to heaven asking, ‘Lord, where are You?’ And He will reply, ‘I’m right here, wondering when you’re going to start trusting Me, leaning on Me and drawing strength from Me.’ Jesus said, ‘I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.’ (John 15:5 NKJV) The key to success in God’s Kingdom is: work like it all depends on you and pray like it all depends on God! Martin Luther said, ‘I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.’ If He has to, God will allow you to fall flat on your face in order to get you on your knees. If you’re wise, you won’t wait for that to happen.
SoulFood: Josh 16:1-19:23; Luke 20:9-19; Ps 20; Pro 23:10-12
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2014